Everyone loves fun food and our Thanksgiving turkey cookies couldn’t be easier to make or more delightful to eat! It’s a great holiday activity for the kids.

These turkey cookies can be made in advance and frozen for later or are quickly put together day of.

Literally, anyone can make these with ease, they taste great and they’re inexpensive. There’s no complicated ingredient mixing or baking—just the assembly and the snacking!

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Some adorable Thanksgiving turkey cookies.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Recipe

These quick and easy Thanksgiving turkey cookies will be fun for the kids to make and eat!


Yield: 9 turkeys
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  • Begin by cutting one cookie into its 9 individual petals using the indentations of the cookie and the center as your guide. Use a sharp knife and be careful not to break the cookie as you cut. This will yield 9 individual petals or turkey heads.
  • Cut the 9 remaining cookies to form the bodies and tails. Cut across the cookie in a straight line so that one side has 5 petals and the other side has 4 petals. Try to cut the cookie in a way so as to keep the petals whole.
  • Apply white icing to the larger (5 petal) half of the cookie to adhere the smaller (4 petal) cookie. Apply another dollop of the white icing on the center of the smaller cookie to adhere the head. Repeat with all 9 turkeys.
  • Place small drops of white icing to the back of the candy eyes and affix them to the head of the turkey. Use the red icing to make a ‘snood’ (who knew that was what it was called?) and outline the tail feathers. Let the turkeys set before standing them up. Enjoy!


Archway cookies are available in most supermarkets, but they’re not always at eye level, so you gotta look for them!
Calories: 132kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 85mg, Potassium: 0.5mg, Sugar: 13g
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The easiest Thanksgiving turkey cookies ever!